[ale] topology tester
nwilliams at interland.net
Mon Jul 30 11:04:09 EDT 2001
The absolutly best tool is mrtg, go to freshmeat.net and do a search for the
current link. However that being said, the most you will get out of your ISP is a
ping test. Considering most isp's are blocking ICMP these days that wont even
work with some.
Sr. Systems Reporting Engineer
"David S. Jackson" wrote:
> I was wondering if there are some applications around that test
> network topologies to provide a "what's broken, what's working"
> sort of display about your network neighborhood. (Beyond your
> LAN, that is.)
> My ISP has been having some problems, but I'd like to know if
> there are some other tools that map topology out and display a
> visual image of the traceroutes between you and your favorite
> locations on the Net. It would be sort of like a traffic watch
> for your local freeways. Get a heads-up on what backbones are
> having problems, where there are dead routers, stuff like that.
> Does anyone know of such a tool?
> David S. Jackson dsj at dsj.net
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